CCMT 2021 | M.Tech Admission to NITs through GATE

Centralized Counselling For M.Tech./M.Arch/M.Plan. Admissions (CCMT-2021) is a common platform for candidates to apply for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./M.Des. programmes, based on their GATE score of years 2019, 2020 and 2021, in all NITs, IIEST Shibpur, and some IIITs & GFTIs.

Like COAP, this centralized system provides a common and convenient platform for online counselling wherein the candidates can fill in a single online application form from their homes and apply to all programmes in all the participating institutions to which they are eligible.

CCMT-2020 (Coordinated by MNIT Jaipur) enormously increases the overall convenience of candidates. Candidates are allowed to participate in both regular rounds and Special Rounds even if one has obtained a seat in the regular round.

Eligibility For CCMT

A candidate to be eligible for M.Tech./M.Arch./M. Plan. programme:

  • Must have a valid GATE Score of the year 2019 / 2020 / 2021.

  • In qualifying degree, the candidates should have passed and secured at least 6.5 CGPA (on a 10- point scale) or 60% for GEN/GEN-EWS/OBC, whereas 6.0 CGPA (on a 10-point scale) or 55% in case of SC/ST/PwD candidates.

  • For each programme, eligibility is defined based on certain combinations of degree disciplines and GATE paper. Please refer to the seat matrix, which provides the number of seats available under different categories in each programme.

  • For certain programmes in a few participating Institutes, special eligibility criteria are applicable.

Participating Institutes

There were total 52 institutes that participated in CCMT 2020, which includes all the 31 NITs, 8 IITs and IIEST Shibpur.

The complete list of all the participating institutes can be found here.

Seat Matrix

On the CCMT 2020 website, you can easily check the number of seats available for a specific specialization in a specific institute. I'll briefly explain how to check the seat matrix here.

Step 1

Click on the link and enter the Type and Name of the Institutes.

Step 2

Enter the department name(Civil Engineering) and the PG specialization (for which you want to check the seats) from the dropdown.

Step 3

Enter the group name (better to select 'All' here, which will reflect all the available groups).

This is all you would now be able to see the number of seats available in that particular branch.

GATE Paper Mapping

It helps you to spot out what are the GATE Paper requirement and Qualifying degree requirement for a particular specialization in the Institute. This mapping is as simple as that.

Step 1

Click on the link, it will redirect you to the destination page.

Step 2

Now just select the institute and department for which you want to map the thing.

Step 3

Now enter the PG program name and then the group(better to select 'All' here, which will reflect all the available groups).

How to Register for CCMT 2021

To participate in the CCMT 2021 counselling process, all eligible candidates must first register themselves through an online registration process during the specified period (not declared yet) by providing GATE credentials, qualifying degrees, personal details etc. and paying the requisite registration fee

The CCMT 2021 portal is not yet live. We will inform you as soon as it gets live.

What to Do after Registration? Guidelines for CCMT 2021

Upon successful registration, the candidates will be able to fill and lock their choices of

programmes in the order of their preference from the list of eligible programmes offered by various participating institutes appearing in their respective CCMT login.

During the choice filling, the candidates are free to change, reorder, delete and add their choices of programmes / Institutes as per their preference within the stipulated time period. The candidate will not be able to add/delete/reorder the choices after locking the choice list or the due date and time of choice filling is over.

Candidates must take a print copy of their registration form, which contains the locked choices and terms and conditions. This print copy has to be signed and submitted by the candidate at the time of physical reporting at the finally allotted Institute.

Three rounds of seat allotment and document verification will be conducted, which will be

followed by physical reporting at the finally allotted institute.

On allotment of a seat and payment of seat acceptance fee, the candidates are required to exercise one of the following willingness online through their login:


If they wish to be considered in the next round for all of their better-preferred choices (i.e. across the Institutes).


If they wish to be considered in the next round for their better-preferred choices only within the Institute allotted to them.


If they are satisfied with the currently allotted seat and not interested in their better preferred choices in the subsequent round(s).

Tentative Dates / Round Details

There is no information on CCMT 2021 yet, we will broadcast it once it's out. You can still check the important dates for CCMT 2020 here.

Last Year Closing Score for NITs

The last year closing score for each institute and for each specialization can easily be tracked using the website.

Step 1

Click on the link. Enter the Year and Round Number as shown.

Step 2

Select the institute name, then the branch name and finally submit.

This gives us the opening and the closing score of the specialization and branch.

Important Liks


How many choices of programmes can I apply to?

You are free to opt for as many choices as you wish to choose from the list of eligible PIs and

programs. The online system of choice filling has been designed to display ONLY those choices to candidates for which they are eligible, as per the eligibility degree, discipline, GATE paper and GATE score.

Whether Part-Time and/or Sponsored candidates are eligible for CCMT?

No. CCMT-2020 is not considering any part-time or sponsored candidates.

My qualifying degree is not appearing on the list while filling application, what do I do?

All qualifying degrees, as reported by the PIs, have been included in the list. If your qualifying degree is not on the list, you may choose “None of the Above”.

When I proceed to the choice filling I am getting a list of only a few programmes, what

should I do?

The list of available programmes for a candidate depends on her/his eligibility under the qualifying degree discipline. It is the responsibility of the candidate to first check her/his eligibility and then proceed with filling in the application form. While selecting the qualifying degree discipline from the pull-down menu, please go through all the available options before selecting the exact one.

What is locking?

Locking is the process of final submission of choices. Once the choices are locked, it cannot be modified.

What is Auto-Locking

While filling-in the choices, you must save the choices. The last saved choices will get

automatically locked on the last day of registration as per schedule.

If a candidate does not lock her/his choices, will they be processed for seat allotment?

The last saved choices will be locked automatically at the end of the last date of choice

filling and the same will be processed for seat allotment. However, it is in the interest of the

candidates to lock their choices.

What preparation is needed to fill the choices?

It is very important to study the courses available in all the participating institutes. One

may visit their official websites, or talk to the concerned persons who know about the courses. Check whether the fee is affordable. Some institutes and branches have restrictions on age, minimum marks in qualifying examination, Mathematics as a major subject in 12th class, etc. Please ensure that you fulfil all those criteria.

Can the candidate modify the choices after locking?

NO. After locking of choices, the candidate cannot modify her/his choices.

What is the best strategy of choice filling?

Each choice of institute or branch must be such that you know completely what you are asking for. Include only those choices in your list where you are really prepared to go if you get an allotment. One must refrain from gambling or take-a-chance approach. It should not happen that after getting an allotment you say Oh! I did not want it. If that is so, it should not have been on the list of choices.

How many rounds of seat allotment will be there?

There will be 3 regular rounds of counselling, after which, two Special Rounds (SR) will be

conducted for the vacant seats.

Best of luck with admissions!